It's the Apple Maps continues to expand its resources to various corners of the world.
This time, the information public transport they reached more places in Britain, besides London, including bus, train and tram routes in large urban areas, in smaller cities and rural areas. Among them are: Bath, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Portsmouth, and Sheffield. Other regions in England, Scotland and Wales have also received the resource.
In these areas, the service already supports routes such as Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Grand Central, Great Western Railway, Hull Trains, Northern Rail, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast and many other train lines .
In the United States, Houston (Texas) was the best-known city, now containing information on buses from METRO, METRORail and Amtrak. Public transport routes are already present in other cities such as Atlanta, Columbus, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Honolulu, Kansas City, Melbourne, Miami, MinneapolisSaint Paul, Montreal, Pittsburgh, Portland, Prague, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria.
Here in our Brazil, the resource is only available in Rio de Janeiro and So Paulo.
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While the features already released are still slowly expanding, a completely new one is about to arrive on Apple Maps: crossroad information.
The need for this resource came after a disastrous accident on a train line in California in 2015, which resulted in death. Three cars derailed and tumbled after the train hit a path that was stopped over the railroad line.
How does the New York Times, the driver of the road, Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez, used Google Maps to get directions and ended up stopping at the location.
After that, the United States National Transportation Security Council asked 11 major technology companies, including Apple and Google, to add to their map services more than 200,000 crossroads across the country, in order to avoid problems like this. According to the NYT, Apple would already be in the process of implementing the feature, but there is still no release forecast.
(via MacRumors: 1, 2; AppleInsider)